I opened Strada Salon in 2007 because I wanted to create a place where guest fell comfortable, where they receive the service they deserve ,and a style they want.
Hair has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I was 5 years old and I was braiding every ones hair. At the age of 15, I started a beauty school in Poland for 3 full years. School system was different back then, I was studying theory in school for one week and I was getting my behind the chair skills every other week in one of the most popular salon "TRENDY" by salon owner Anna who was my teacher, my friends Dorota and my friend Slawek, Master stylist who is a co-founder of Kublin & Berentowicz Academy in Poland.
I'm still in touch with them and every time I'm in Poland I still go to their training to learn something new.
2004 Full body Waxing ,Facials ,lash & brow henna .
2006 I was trained by Japanese company "Milbon" in New York for Japanese hair straightening & moisturizing / reconstructive treatments.
2010 entire salon was trained and certified in Keratin Treatments by "GK" and "UltraTress"
extension.2018 training in luxury Brazilian Keratin and platinum blond perfection.
My goal is to create individual style that fits client personality and lifestyle. Healthy and beautiful hair is what I want for my clients. I specialize in corrective color and custom changes in your cut & color.
As the salon owner I want you to know, that styles are changing quickly, and we know it’s very important to keep up. You can be confident that all the stylists here receive ongoing training in cutting, coloring, and styling. We’re always up-to-date on the latest trends.
Whether people come to see me, or any of the stylists here, I want every customer to walk out the door feeling great.
My hairstylist carrier started in 2004.
I graduated from Haskana institute in Palatine and begin working with one of my teachers in her salon in Arlington Heights.
In 2007 I moved to Algonquin and I started my new journey at Srada Salon where a lot of techniques were different from previously learned.
I don't limit myself ,because I always feel I can learn more to expand my artistic creativity with hair coloring and cutting.I learned so much trough the years with changing trends and hair styles,which is why I enjoy hair shows and classes that helps me keep up with constantly changing fashion.
2010,I got certified in Global Keratin Treatment and Ultra Tress Extensions.
2018 Luxury Brazilian Keratin Treatment.
Every month we keep getting new training online from MOP where we learn new techniques in color, color melts, balayage and highlights .
My favorite part of the day is when my clients are happy and satisfied with their hair and they are coming back.
I'm Valerie and I have been doing hair since 2005.
I am always striving to better myself in my career, applying new techniques so each client leaves leaves with designed look specially for them!
I am trained in precision cutting,all types of color techniques with a specialty in blonds, styling( everyday & formal ), extensions and perms. 2010-GK Keratin Treatment
2018-luxury Brazilian Keratin Treatment
2018-MOP Balayage Techniques ,color melts, etc.
I started being a stylist in 2016 after graduating from cosmetology and spa school.
I’ve always had a passion for hair. When I was younger I would always do play with my friends hair and experiment with color.
I was always afraid of going to beauty school, that I wouldn’t make it.
I decided to take a chance and go follow my dream and I couldn’t be happier.
I love hair!
I love pleasing my clients and making them feel and look beautiful!
Not only am I a stylist but I’m also your friend! I always try to give out the best advice that I possibly can and I listen.
Even on your saddest days I can make you smile!
I am a very happy ,smiling person and I’m here for anyone that needs me!!
As for my training, I’ve been trained by Edyta for the past two years. Every techie I have learned is off her. I also take extra training classes, in this Industry I will never stop learning, I want to know more!
2010-GK Keratin Treatment
I am experienced licensed esthetician since 1996 .
I worked a long time in Mt.Prospect salon but after I got sick and not being able to work for 3 months my room got taken away from me and I decided to work with my daughter at Strada.
I specialize In customized European Facials ,Designer Peel Exfoliation, Gentle Body Waxing including very popular Brazilian Wax and Eyebrows & Eyelashes Henna(tinting).
All of my facials include skin analysis and customized treatment that fits your specific skin care needs.I have completed more then
100,000 waxes making myself incredibly proficient in my craft.
My gentle touch, expert techniques and high quality soy based
Depilatory system makes every session extremely smooth and comfortable.
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